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County officials vote down East End landfill expansion plan

Posted at 12:13 AM, Dec 10, 2013

UPDATE: The Henrico County Board of Supervisors voted against the expansion of a local landfill tonight. The Richmond Regional Planning District Commission will have the final vote on Thursday. We will let you know the outcome.

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)--It's come down to the wire for the Henrico County officials working to stop the expansion of the East End landfill, after the Board of Zoning Appeals, an independent organization, approved the expansion in June.

The landfill is located at 1820 Darbytown Road, with a residential area close by. 

CBS 6 learned the Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday night on a resolution recommended by the county’s administration, stating the Board’s opposition to the expansion.

County Manager John Vitholkus said the expansion would more than double  the size of the landfill from 4.8 million cubic yards to 11.4 million cubic yards, and would expand the life of the landfill from two to three more years to 17 more years.